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Articles from the June 24, 2020 edition

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 By DAVID MARTIN    City    June 24, 2020

City approves budget

The Green River City Council approved the city’s annual budget last week, but not without budgeting for decreased revenues related to the coronavirus pandemic. While the city funded all of its...

 
 By Shay Mahana    County    June 24, 2020

Southwest Counseling receives grant

Southwest Counseling Services recently received a $486,458 grant to combat substance abuse and suicide. During the Sweetwater County commissioners meeting last week, Laura Schmid-Pizzato, a representative of SCS, announced they intend to use the gran...

 

Mosquito abatement starts in Green River

Mosquito prevention measures have started in Green River. The city’s parks and recreation department has already begun to place “BTI biscuits” in areas of standing water on city property. These biscuits prevent mosquito larvae from developing...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    June 24, 2020

A queen seeks her crown

Bree McMullan is no stranger to beauty pageants. Bree's youngest daughter, Rylie, was crowned the 2019-2020 Baby Miss All American Girl for Wyoming and earned the national photogenic award while...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 24, 2020

Interest in Red Desert parcels heats up

There's a sudden interest in buying land found in the Red Desert, as evidenced by an increasing number of calls to the Sweetwater County Land Use Department. "We get quite a few calls," Stephanie...

 

Larence Milton Beck

Larence Milton Beck, age 87, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2020 in Logan, Utah. Milton was born on September 22, 1932 to Larence Reuben and Beatrice Eudora (Edwards) in Vernal, Utah and grew up...

 

New visitors center opening

Sweetwater Country Travel and Tourism will open its new visitor center at 1641 Elk Street in Rock Springs July 1. The center will host a grand opening celebration, scheduled from 4-6 p.m. The new center will serve as a hub to provide information on...

 
 By Staff Report    City    June 24, 2020

Burd announces HD 60 campaign

Green River resident Mike Burd has announced that he is running for Wyoming House District 60. The seat is held by Democrat John Freeman, who will be retiring. “People are tired of seeing legislators spend all of their time focusing on issues that...

 

Robert Joseph Richards

Robert Joseph Richards (RJ); 87, Warren resident, passed away Sunday morning, June 14, 2020, at Fraser Villa Nursing home in Fraser. Robert was born on February 11, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan, a son...

 

Elsie Lee

Elsie Lee, 99, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at her home in Green River, Wyoming. She was a resident of Green River for 85 years and is a former resident of Burnt Fork, Wyoming. Mrs. Lee was...

 
 By Shay Mahana    Opinion    June 24, 2020

A landmark decision for equality

A great stride was made in the efforts of workplace equality June 15. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Gerald Bostock, Donald Zarda and Aimee Stephens, all victims of discrimination and unjust firing. Bostock worked as a child advocate for...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    Opinion    June 24, 2020

Wyoming's beauty can be found in the most unexpected places

It’s taken 36 years, but I’ve finally visited Yellowstone. I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to visit, especially being a Wyoming native. I would assume it’s almost mandatory for anyone...

 

Letter: Food bank donations go a long way for residents

Dear Editor, We all know someone who might have trouble providing food for their family. With the coronavirus pandemic causing layoffs throughout Sweetwater County, the demands on the Sweetwater County Food Bank are only increasing. Donating to the f...

 
 By Kerry Drake    Opinion    June 24, 2020

Will the Wyo, GOP let anonymous actors define it?

Republicans used to vastly outnumber Democrats in the Wyoming Legislature. Their 77-12 super-majority seemed destined to last forever. But if you ask a shadowy political group organized last year, the margin has suddenly narrowed to 21-12 ...

 
 By Katie Roenigk    News    June 24, 2020

Lawmakers hear grim fiscal news from CREG chair

RIVERTON — The state will enter a “cash negative situation” by the end of 2020 unless huge budget cuts are made, revenue experts told the Joint Appropriations Committee. A 7-10 percent cut would allow the state to pay its bills through the...

 
 By Gregory Hasman    News    June 24, 2020

Senate, House hopefuls discuss energy

GILLETTE — The COVID-19 pandemic, health care and the future of the energy industry were among the topics addressed at the first Campbell County League of Women Voters candidate forum of the local primary election season. Most of the U.S. Senate...

 

Western announces commencement parade Saturday

Western Wyoming Community College will host its first Virtual Commencement Ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday. Immediately following the ceremony, students, families and community members are invited to cheer on the graduates in the Mustang Stampede...

 

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